Independent Bank offices in Battle Creek will be collecting items such as books, magazines and other non-perishable items for local soldiers stationed overseas.

In order to send the packages, the Battle Creek offices are requesting information about soldiers’ hometowns, interests and where they are currently stationed. The offices will begin collecting items for the soldiers during the month of August. If you know a soldier who would like a package, contact your nearest Independent Bank office in Battle Creek. They will give you an information packet to fill out for a soldier.

To learn more about the program, please contact Renee Underwood from the 1001 E. Columbia Ave. office at 269.965.9365.